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Eight coffee table books about architecture to spruce up your home décor

Flex or feign your architectural prowess by having these reads on display.
Felix Forest

Perhaps, with the exception of artwork, coffee table books are unrivalled when it comes to homewares that ooze character and offer escapism.

Perfect for idle afternoons spent on the couch – cuppa joe in hand – a casual flip-through of one of these babies never goes astray in our books.

And what better delightfully meta-addition to your home is there than a coffee table book about architecture?

From classics like anything from the Slim Aarons’ catalogue to reads about curious hostels and restaurants by the sea, we’ve curated an edit of architecture coffee table books to inspire your next vacay accom and elevate your architectural prowess.

Eight architecture coffee table books to shop

Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval, $40.75 (usually $55), Orion

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Architectural Digest at 100 by Amy Astley, $104.90 (RRP $180), ABRAMS

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By the Sea: Stunning hotels, homes and restaurants by Barry Stone, $33.25 (RRP $49.99), New Holland Publishers

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A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons, $100, ABRAMS

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Portraits of Interiors by Alex Vervoordt, $120, Flammarion

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The Architecture of Bathing by Christine Pearson, $53.90 (RRP $75), Random House

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Homes for Nomads by Thijs Demeulemeester and Jan Verlinde, $72.40 (RRP $99), Lannoo

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How to Get Away by Laura Todd May, $80.75 (RRP $115), Lannoo

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